6-013

RIC VI, NICOMEDIA 78b, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Γ

  

OBVERSE

IMPCGALVALMAXIMINVSPFAVG [IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

VIRTVTIE-XERCITVS [VIRTVTI EXERCITVS]; Virtus [actually Mars] advancing r., r. dragging captive by the hair, l. holding trophy and shield. Star over Γ in right field. SMN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OFFICINA - Γ. RIC lists for this type only officina Ζ (p. 568). General note about this issue from p. 551: "Virtuti Exercitus, also shared, is rare for all three [Augusti] [...] Date, c. 312 (later)".

See also:
NICOMEDIA 78b, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Α
NICOMEDIA 78b, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Β
NICOMEDIA 78b, MAXIMINUS, UNLISTED OFFICINA Є

NOTES

Weight 4.69 g; diameter 22 mm. Coin sold on Numismatik Lanz auction 128 (no. 883) in May 2006 for EUR 200; sold on eBay in November 2008 for $167.50.

Other specimens:

- sold on eBay in January 2006 for $22.28; weight 5.79 g [click for picture];

- which should be in author's collection, but the coin never arrived [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in December 2006 for $86; now in the Robert Bernobich Collection; weight 4.13 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Thesaurus "Idra" auction in December 2008 for EUR 165; weight 5.0 g [click for picture];

- sold on CNG auction in August 2010 for $135; weight 5.94 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture];

- sold on eBay in December 2010 for $8.59; weight 3.7 g [click for picture];

- offered on FORVM ANCIENT COINS auction in June 2011 for $199.19; weight 4.41 g; diameter 20-21 mm [click for picture];

- offered on Gorny & Mosch auction in October 2014; weight 4.76 g [click for picture];

- sold on Numismatik Naumann auction 42 (lot 973) in April 2016 for EUR 80; weight 4.53 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski